Thursday, January 19

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and the GLBX present their monthly Business After Hours at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale (999 N Fort Laud Beach Blvd) from 5:30-7:30pm. Admission is $10 for chamber members and $20 for future members with advance reservations. Add $5 at the door for walk ins. Register at FTLChamber.com/events up until noon today.

Friday, January 20

Soiree by the Sea takes place from 7:30-10pm as Miami Beach Gay Pride kicks-off Gay Pride 2017 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay with a birthday celebration for our Emcee, NBC6’s Roxanne Vargas plus complementary Stoli and Herradura cocktails, Barefoot wines, delicious food, entertainment and a few surprises. They will present the Point Foundation with their 1st Pride donation check! They are proud to be able to give back to the LGBTQ community by helping LGBTQ students in Miami-Dade County and around the country achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite the obstacles often put before them to make a significant impact on society. Purchase your $50 tickets at: Brownpapertickets.com/event/2595424

Saturday, January 21

Florida Youth Pride Coalition hosts their annual “Icon Awards” at the Signature Grand (6900 West State Road 84, Davie) with doors opening at 6:30pm. They will be honoring many individuals and businesses that give back to our community. In addition they will have lots of performances. Purchase tickets online at FloridaYouthPride.org/gala.html or call 954-842-1008.

W Fort Lauderdale and Atlantis Events invites everyone to descend “Into The Blue,” the official sail away event starring DJ/Producer Tracy Young with hostesses Nicole Halliwell and the Sea Sirens as well as artist Avi Ram. The event starts at 7pm and RSVP is required at: IntoTheBlue.eventbrite.com

Hunters presents an Atlantis Cruise Kick-off party starring International DJ/Producer Kidd Madonny at 9pm.

Hilton Wolman in association with the Manor presents “Salvation Sailaway,” the official Atlantis send off to over 5000 men. The night will star DJ/Producer Tony Moran in the ballroom. In the Ivy Lounge and Patio, Noche Latina Saturdays presents the final performance of Mia Patricyk and Efrain Reyes as Miss and Mr. Noche Latina 2016 along with resident DJ Larry Larr spinning all your Latin Favorites and sexy Latin Go-Go Papi’s. This is a special event with doors opening 1 hour early at 10pm with reduced cover of obly $10 until midnight and $20 thereafter. Advance tickets available at Showclix.com/event/atlantis17.

 Starting tonight at 8pm, Scandals Saloon presents their new 3rd Saturday of the month show called “Queen Style Corn” on the patio. This is a country and comedy show starring all of the Scandals Saloon’s Corn Queens.

Rumors presents “Beer Olympics” at 12 noon  a charity event to benefit Florida AIDS Walk.

Sunday, January 22

Hunters presents recording group “Lime” performing their hits including “Your Love,” and “Baby We’re Gonna Love Tonight.”

The Pride Center at Equality Park presents “The Rainbow 5K.”For more information go to TheRainbow5k.com or Active.com.

Monday, January 23

Jackson Health System and The Hub present “Transgender Cultural Competency” at 6:30pm and the HuB (1130 Washington Ave). Everyone is encouraged to attend and learn more about the transgender community with an open dialogue on sex (assigned at birth), sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. RSVP: lori@gogaymiami.com

 Tuesday, January 24

Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), announced that the nonprofit organization’s 22nd annual FOTOfusion will spotlight legendary photographer Albert Watson, whose iconic images and celebrity portraits lead to him being named “one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time.” Greatest Hits: A Special Exhibition by Albert Watson, one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers, will run at the Photo Centre from today through March 11. For more information, please visit FOTOfusion.org.

Hot Stuff

Design the SMART Ride 14 poster and win! That’s right, you can help create the image for SMART Ride 14. Put your skill and talents to use! The goal of this contest is to design an 11×17 poster that represents, promotes, and encourages people 18 and up to get involved in The SMART Ride. We want a poster designed that relates to cycling enthusiasts and novices and will help spark their interest in joining or supporting the Ride. It’s your chance to inspire, excite and energize the masses! The lucky winner will receive a Lumos Helmut, named one of the “Best Cycling Innovations” by Cycling Weekly, valued at $179. For more information and contest requirements, visit TheSmartRide.org. But hurry, designs are due February 5th!!

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